Nomad Cigar Co. Releases a San Andres H-Town Lancero for Stogies

Stogies-H-Town-Lancero-Nomad-San-AndresNomad Cigar Company and Stogies World Class Cigars are pleased to announce the release of the Nomad H-Town San Andres Lancero exclusively for Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, TX.
“Early in the year Fred brought me a few unreleased lancero samples knowing that I’m a big fan of the vitola. After enjoying each and every one of them I realized I just had to have this blend in my H-Town lineup. The cigar complements the rest of the collection and it is the only one with a San Andres Wrapper. I’m excited to have an exclusive from Nomad, one of the fastest growing and most exciting young brands,” said Jorge Ahued of Stogies.
The blend was created to fully showcase the San Andres Wrapper and consists of a Dominican Binder and Both Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.
“I am honored to be a part of a very exclusive group of blenders participating in this series. Lanceros offer a flavor experience that cannot be found in other sizes. Jorge has put together an amazing, and diverse, collection of Lanceros that are sure to please cigar aficionados everywhere. For Nomad, it is another milestone in what has certainly been an incredible journey since starting the company,” said Fred Rewey, Nomad Cigar Co.
This project adds yet another blend to Nomad’s already substantial growth since the company’s inception in 2012. The Stogies H-Town Lancero is Nomad’s 10th blend/release.
The Nomad H-Town San Andres Lancero is releasing this week and will be exclusively available at Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston.
Additional Details:
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tobacalera L&V
Wrapper: San Andres
Binder: Dominican Habano
Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Size: 7 Inches
Ring Gauge: 38
MSRP: $8.50 (10 count box)
First Release: 2,000 Cigars / 200 boxes
Release Date: November 18, 2015
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Drew Estate Announces ACID Chi-Town, Arango Cigar Co Subculture Exclusive

ACID_CHI-TOWN_ARANGODrew Estate has announced that they will be releasing a new Subculture cigar through Arango Cigar Co in Northbrook, IL. The new cigar will be called ACID Chi-Town, and will be available exclusively through Arango.

The new ACID Chi-Town will be presented in a glass tube in a 5 x 50 vitola. The blend features a Cameroon wrapper and Nicaraguan fillers. The cigars will be packaged in 18-ct boxes emblazoned with ACID branding. The ACID Chi-Town will begin shipping to Arango in November of 2015.

Drew Estate President Michael Cellucci stated that, “Arango Cigar Co has been a long-time ally of Drew Estate. We’ve built a great relationship over the years and can always rely on them to do right by us. We’re excited to work with them on ACID Chi-Town as we continue to bring new and fresh ideas to the popular ACID cigar brand.”

Look for the new ACID Chi-Town to hit Arango’s shelves in the coming weeks. Make sure to follow all of Drew Estate’s news by following them on social media at @drewestatecigar.

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Famous Smoke Shop introduces Four Kicks “Black Belt Buckle” cigars

BBB boxNew cigar is the first-ever line extension to the Crowned Heads “Four Kicks” brand

How many cigars have you smoked that were inspired by the lyrics of a song? If you’ve smoked some of the selections from Crowned Heads Cigars, chances are you already have. Now, Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices, is introducing a new exclusive edition from Crowned Heads: “Black Belt Buckle” cigars – the first-ever line extension to the bestselling Four Kicks cigars edition.

“Black Belt Buckle” cigars have the same Nicaraguan long filler & binder tobaccos found in the original Four Kicks blend (rated an “Outstanding” ’91’ by Cigar Aficionado), finished in a rich-tasting Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. The result is a medium-bodied smoke that exhibits the balance, complexity, and “Cubanesque” flavor profile of the original Four Kicks Habano wrapper recipe, augmented by the sweeter nuances found in prime Connecticut Broadleaf.

“Having the opportunity to play upon the original binder-filler with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper has always been in the back of my mind, and soon, it will be a tangible product that will be enjoyed by cigar enthusiasts around the globe,” said Crowned Heads Cigars president, Jon Huber.

Four Kicks “Black Belt Buckle” was made in a very limited production of only 10,000 cigars. The release will consist of 1,000 boxes, each with 10 cigars presented in the classic shape – Corona Gorda (5 5/8″ x 46)


The cigars will have an across-the-board MSRP of $7.96/cigar, and are expected to arrive in-store on December 3, with preorder sales starting Thursday, November 19.

Oh, about those song lyrics that provided the inspiration for the name. . .

Huff men don’t take no nonsense / 

He’s here to rectify /

He’s got his black belt buckle / 

And the red man’s fire in his eyes.

– “Four Kicks” (Kings of Leon)


“The Four Kicks brand will always hold a very special place in my heart, as it was the first release under the Crowned Heads umbrella,” added Mr. Huber. “We’re also very excited to be able to team up with Famous Smoke Shop and bring Four Kicks ‘Black Belt Buckle’ to the marketplace.”

More information may be found by clicking here.

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Scandinavian Tobacco Group sets new management for its handmade cigar business.

Craig-ReynoldsRegis Broersma becomes new President of General Cigar Company which is a leader in the US market for handmade and premium cigars. He succeeds Dan Carr who has stepped down and leaves the Group. Regis Broersma (38) is Dutch born and has a comprehensive, international background in sales, marketing and general management. Regis Broersma has worked in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the UK and the US. Currently, he is Managing Director of STG Germany. Regis Broersma has worked in the cigar industry since 2002 and has a great passion for cigars. In addition, Scandinavian Tobacco Group assigns the responsibility of its entire global handmade cigar businesses to an Executive Vice President. Craig Reynolds assumes this responsibility which includes General Cigar, its international business and Cigars International which is a leading online retailer in the US. Craig Reynolds continues as President for Cigars International. Niels Frederiksen, CEO of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, says: “I am happy to announce Regis Broersma being new President of General Cigar. Regis has the experience and the innovative approach needed to continue the impressive development of General Cigar together with its management team. Our handmade cigar business accounts for 25% of our net sales and is a growth engine of our business. We want to reinforce this development by adding executive management capacity for the entire handmade business globally.” General Cigar holds a leading market position and has a strong offering in the US market for handmade and premium cigars. Cigars International has built a leading position as an online retailer and a direct marketer in the premium cigars and pipe tobacco segment. General Cigar and Cigars International continue to be run as two separate, stand-alone businesses.

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Two Guys Smoke Shop & Cigars for Warriors

Two Guys Smoke Shop, a three store chain of cigar shops in New Hampshire with locations in Salem, Seabrook and Nashua have begun a Full Cigar Box Drive for Operation Cigars for Warriors. Cigars for Warriors top priority is collecting then dispersing premium cigars to American Service Men and Women serving in combat zones (Air, Land and Sea). As a way to honor, show respect and thank those putting it all on the line for us back home. Cigars for Warriors receives requests from many soldiers who have no one in the U.S. to send care packages to them, and would otherwise receive nothing. This mission is one of great importance as we understand that some of these fine men and women would not be able to enjoy well-deserved moments of reassurance and relaxation without the generosity of sponsors and individual donors. The mental health benefits of a premium cigar are unsurpassed for our troops, especially with considerations that cigars are the #1 requested items by our Warriors. Two Guys Smoke Shop asks that we band together and give thanks to our Service men and women by donating a full box of cigars to Cigars for Warriors. Two Guys Smoke Shop will not only collect but will match a box of cigars for every box donated (up to 500 Boxes) from October 30, 2015 till Thanksgiving Day – November 26, 2015. Give THANKS to our Troops, our Warriors, our Service men and women by buying and donating a full box of premium cigars for a Warrior. There is a donation box set up at each Two Guys Smoke Shop location and you may even donate online at by leaving a message in the comment box that the box is for the warriors or by calling 1- (888) 2–CIGAR-2 (1-888-224-4272)

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Drew Estate announces Alliance Cigar exclusive Kentucky Fire Cured Fightn’ 69th

KFCDrew Estate announced the release of their new Kentucky Fire Cured Fightn’ 69th today. The new cigar is being produced exclusively for Alliance Cigar in Hauppauge, NY.

The new Fightn’ 69th is based upon the popular Kentucky Fire Cured blend, featuring Kentucky seed tobacco, grown and fire cured in Kentucky. The new size is a 5 ½ x 52 parejo that will be presented in the typical Soft Pack 10 packaging the Kentucky Fire Cured line is known for.

When asked about the new cigar, Alliance Cigar CEO and Founder Tom Sullivan stated that, “We are honored to have been given this opportunity by our friends at Drew Estate. I’ve worked with Kentucky Fired Cured tobaccos for many years but never in conjunction with a premium cigar. Jonathan and his team have shown once again that their creativity and ability to create new and innovative products is second to none.”

Jonathan Drew, Drew Estate Founder, added, “Everyone knows that DE is a pioneer and brand champion for the FIRE CURED segment of cigars. What people may not know is just how special the new Fighting’ 69th is to DE as a company. The Fightn’ 69th KFCC size was created for one of the company’s closest friends and mentors, Tommy Sullivan, so we had to make sure that it blows people’s minds when they smoke it. The Fightn’ 69th is like a fire cured explosion of taste and aroma. It’s Fire Cured beyond the acceptable limits!”

The Fightn’ 69th will begin shipping in October 2015 and will have an MSRP of $74.95 per Soft Pack 10. The cigar will be available to retail accounts exclusively via Alliance Cigar’s distribution network. For more information on the new cigar, visit Alliance Cigar’s website at

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New Petit Corona joins J. Grotto Silk Boutique cigar line

J rotto Silk Petite CoronaA new Petit Corona is the first line extension for the J. Grotto Silk boutique premium cigar from Paul Joyal’s Ocean State Cigars.  The 4-1/4″ x 41 Petit Corona is a departure from the extra-ring gauge Robusto (5″ x 52), Gran Toro (6″ x 52), Churchill (7″ x 50), and commanding Gordo (6″ x 60).  The Gordo in particular has found favor with the new breed of cigar smokers who enjoy the shape’s long-duration, billowing smoke.

The Petit Corona, like the other Silk cigars, is so named for its lustrous sheen and delicate texture.  It features the same blend as the original Silk offerings, with minimal tuning.  A Honduran and Nicaraguan filler is doubly-bound in Indonesian and Honduran-grown Criollo 98 leaves.  The cigar is then given its tactile and cosmetic silken finish … an Ecuadorian shade-grown Connecticut-seed wrapper.  The four-nation blend’s tobaccos are factory-aged a full three years, and the finished cigars rest another eight months in Ocean State’s climate-controlled humidor.  Joyal notes, “The Silk line greets the smoker with its delicate flavor and subtle fragrances, typical of Connecticut Shade cigars.  But it soon bursts into an unexpected fullness of lush flavor and body.  Add the even progression of the razor-thin burn zone, plus the tactile and cosmetic appeal of the silky-smooth wrapper, and you have a superlative smoke.”

The Petit Corona is individually cellophane-wrapped and presented in 20-count high-quality Spanish cedar boxes.  The elegant graphics and striking colors distinguish it as part of the J. Grotto brand.  The J. Grotto Silk Petit Corona is now available from Ocean State Cigars at $5.99  MSRP.

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Congratulations to Heather Payne, new National Sales Manager for Gran Habano

Heather Payne, a Tampa Bay local, friend and active member of the Tampa Bay cigar community has joined forces with Gran Habano. I would like to personally congratulate Heather and I look forward to more great events in the area!

Gran Habano is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Payne as their new National Sales Manager. Ms. Payne will be responsible for sales team leadership, driving revenue, collaborating with management to develop sales strategies and improve brand recognition.

She joins Gran Habano Cigars from the financial services industry and comes to the company with twenty years of progressive experience in sales, marketing and corporate management.  Her past achievements include Allianz Presidents Circle Award for high volume sales as well as successful launching of a financial service firm and an internet startup. 

     “I am excited to be accepted as part of the Gran Habano family.  I was attracted to the firm’s core values, commitment to product quality and their recognition as a national leader in the cigar industry.   As a cigar lover, it is a dream come true to work in the industry of my passion and I look forward to helping this brand grow.”

In addition to being a U.S. Army Veteran and mother of two who are currently serving, Ms. Payne holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University, a Master of Business Administration from Spring Arbor University and has presided on the board of several charities including Operation Hug My Hero, Optimist Club International and Junior League.

The legacy of making cigars at Gran Habano continues to be a family affair. Established in Miami, FL, the Rico family strives for quality in every leaf and cigar in production. Honesty and passion is what compels us to make great cigars married with a sense of originality which has been the signature of our company. We look to the future with optimism and a great sense of appreciation for those who have come to know us and our brand.

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La Flor Dominicana to introduce new items at 83rd Annual IPCPR trade show

La Nox – Dark in appearance and in flavor, La Nox features a sweet Brazilian maduro wrapper, a San Andrés binder and a blend of our own Dominican Piloto and Pelo de Oro fillers. Its smooth smoke and rich flavor were crafted for elegance and power. The result is a cigar that embodies its name and the serene experience that only the night can provide.

LFD Coronado – Our most highly awarded blend has made its return! The Coronado, winner of the #2 spot in Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of the Year for 2006, features its original and distinct blend of Dominican fillers and binder complemented by a sun grown Nicaraguan Habano wrapper. It is rich in body and its flavors are among the most complex in our portfolio. The Coronado is undoubtedly a unique smoking experience among an already unique lineup of cigars.

Air Bender Maduro – Bending the air is a ritual. Enjoying a fine cigar and watching its smoke bend and curve through the air around it; it is something we all love to do, and the Air Bender is a cigar blended for every smoker. Medium-full in strength and plentiful in flavor, three sizes of our classic Habano blend are now available in maduro.

2015 Litto Gomez – For over 10 years the LG has remained one of the very few true Dominican Puros on the market. As always, the 2015 vintage features only tobaccos grown on our personal farm in the Dominican Republic. Every vintage is unique, and this year’s is no different. A cigar worthy of a great name, it is bold but not brash, and ambitiously flavorful with the unique characteristics that only our La Canela farm can provide.

1994 Tango – Our 1994 line, created to commemorate our 20th year as cigar manufacturers is receiving a new size. The 48 x 4 1/2″ Tango features the same blend of a Mexican San Andrés wrapper and Dominican fillers and binder from our farm in La Canela.

Salomon Especial – Our legendary Salomon is back in a special edition with a unique twist. The same Habano wrapper and vintage fillers from our farm are now adorned with an Ecuadorian Connecticut design to add a unique touch of style and flavor.

La Flor Dominicana is a vertically integrated premium cigar company, where we proudly control the process from the seed to the final grading, inspecting and packing process. Our tobaccos are grown at our farm in La Canela, Dominican Republic. Our factory is located in Tamboril.

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Shon Brooks Television and Star Cigar Brand Reaches 4 Billion Views

ShonBrooksCigarIsHere star_cigarSandals Royal Plantation, (Top 25 Hotels in The Caribbean) is known for being Ian Fleming’s favorite hideaway which secretly invited Shon Brooks to play in a 2 day golf tournament called, the Chairman’s Golf Invitational. ; Shon Brooks accepted the invitation and flew into Jamaica from California (USA) on a 13 hour flight and performed magic for the media of photographers on the golf course. Shon dropped in a 17 foot putt for an Eagle score on hole number 1, won the “Closest To The Pin” award, and became a winner in the Appleton Rum putting contest for charity with one shot. The tournament was sponsored by Bank of America and held at the Jamaica Golf & Country Club.

Golf Digest has recognized this course as one of the finest in Jamaica. The 18-hole, par 71 course rises 700 feet above sea level in the lush hills of Ocho Rios— It has narrow fairways and drop-off greens with sweeping views of the sea and mountains. The Shon Brooks hat trick won and received multiple awards at the Sandals Royal Plantation. He also won an all expenses paid free airline ticket to return back to the Caribbean as a future guest. Shon was presented an award on stage at this highly legendary all butler suite exclusive resort. The Royal Plantation is so private that tours of the resort are prohibited at all times. When asked about what it felt like receiving this award on stage and the tour he received, Shon said, “First of all, it was a pleasure to meet their entire gracious staff including the hotel general manager, Ferry Zievinger and senior manager, Brandon Laing. As for the awards and tour, I was more thankful just to be invited. However, as I was walking through the tour it felt like it was the opening of the doors to Fort Knox. The tour was truly amazing and one of a kind without giving away any secrets.”

Brooks Entertainment Inc. donated memorabilia of 2 pair of golf shoes, a autographed binocular golf ball finder, a autograph S.O.B cigar golf bag tag, including a new released golf club for Shon Brooks debut. The major sports manufacturer that created the golf club for Brooks Entertainment Inc. that Shon Brooks played with has not been disclosed. The award winning putter has Shon Brooks’ autograph signature on the neck of the golf club, the S.O.B cigar ring logo on the bottom of the club and “Shon.TV” engraved on the back of the golf club. The custom golf putter was specifically created for this tournament for Shon Brooks use. Shon also played in the golf tournament with the corporate official ESPN golf tees and ESPN golf ball markers that were giving to him at the Cox Media Annual Showcase (#Coxshowcase). An abundance of collectors memorabilia was donated as charity to a 11th grade high school student named Oshae Hays with National Team golf dreams. Oshae was teamed up with Shon Brooks for the two day scramble golf tournament. Brooks Entertainment Inc. novelty items have spiked in values including photographs.

As noted, Shon Brooks is a Time Warner – TV Editorial Excellence Award Winner for covering the Olympic Games (#TeamUSA), Game Changer by Invention Magazine, named Superhero by ‘On Wall Street’ Magazine, and Financial Planning Magazine. Brooks Entertainment Inc. now emerged as a member of Smoke Magazine’s Top 36 Cigar manufacturers in the world.

After signing contracts with Cox Media and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Brooks Entertainment Inc. has emerged and reaccelerated as a leading technology/financial/entertainment company. It believes that when their brand grows ….so does there affiliates brand grow. By the way, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) confirmed that all 9 space launches of the Brooks Entertainment Inc. brands were a one hundred percent success in reaching planet Mars first at Mach 26.274 speed.

The NASA government URL boarding passes for Brooks Entertainment Inc. aerospace completed brand missions are the following:

NASA 1 S.O.B Cigars:

NASA 2 Brooks Financial & Entertainment Consul:

NASA 3 Save One Bank:

NASA 4 Shon Brooks Star Cigar:

NASA 5 Stock Picker:

NASA 6 Brooks Entertainment Inc.:

Nasa 7 Fran Shatone:

NASA 8 Making A Difference, Shon Brooks W/ USOC:

NASA 9 S.O.B Television by Shon Brooks:

Meanwhile, the S.O.B cigars sell out in all locations with reorders of the rare cigar after the Brooks Entertainment Inc. “Trial by Fire.” The Havana Club Cafe owner, Kaveh, said “someone purchased the last box of 8 … Baby..We had to reorder all their cigars including the new Churchill and Panatela’s.” Frank Falcone at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas said, “Our hotel and casino guest really liked the S.O.B cigars.” Brooks Entertainment Inc. found Jose Rivas and located Tabaqueria Carbonell CXA for success. The limited Shon Brooks “Star Cigar” becomes one of the highest rated cigars on the planet. His autographed memorabilia continues to increase in value from creating history in both the United States and in the Dominican Republic. Prior to winning the Award at the Sandals Royal Plantation, Shon Brooks agreed to be interviewed on the Women’s Radio Network (WRNW) in New York City (USA) with insight on what is in store for the corporation.

As for consumers, here are the following corporations that Brooks Entertainment Inc. has authorized to have access of obtaining the rare 100% authentic S.O.B cigars. That would include the Loews Hotels -Coronado, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Hard Rock Casino – Punta Cana, Famous Smoke – Pennsylvania, Westin Starwood Hotels-Punta Cana, Havana Club Cafe – Westfield Horton Plaza and, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club – Del Mar. Brooks Entertainment Inc. is licensed and bonded in all 50 states. However, Brooks Entertainment Inc. strategically has not granted permission for all other suppliers in these other states to carry the luxury cigars. Beware of all counterfeits and unauthorized cigars stolen from airport customs.

Brooks Entertainment Inc. brands continue to grow in a cyberspace crime world of sophisticated infiltrators with stolen internet photographs, data breaches, illegal internet content blocking, piracy, trademark infringers, mortgage frauds, and email misappropriations from hackers and white collar criminals seeking legitimacy.

“The S.O.B™ luxury cigar brand was created for the ‘Vanquisher’ that plays the cards that has been dealt in life to win and not fold! It is vital that you remain ethical at all times even though others may bend the rules of life. Pressing on is when you begin to obtain Rock Star status!” (Says Brooks Entertainment Inc. company mission statement)

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